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Low crude prices pressure Latin American producers, CSIS forum told

Mar 9, 2015

Depressed crude oil prices are putting new pressure on Latin American producing countries to improve terms if they expect to attract outside investment for developing resources, speakers said last month during a discussion at the Center for Strategic & International Studies.

Maritime transportation is moving toward LNG, Brookings speakers say

Mar 5, 2015

Maritime industries’ use of LNG instead of diesel to fuel its vessels is changing from potential to reality, speakers agreed at a Mar. 3 discussion at the Brookings Foundation. New ship, barge, and boat orders increasingly specify dual-fuel capability, and LNG’s favorable economics are holding up surprisingly well despite the recent crude-oil price plunge, they said.

Senate vote to override Obama’s Keystone XL veto falls 5 votes short

Mar 5, 2015

The US Senate’s vote to override President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation authorizing construction of the proposed Keystone XL (KXL) crude oil pipeline fell 5 votes short of the necessary two-thirds majority. Sixty-two senators—including 4 Democrats—voted in the affirmative, while 37 voted no.

Western Australia’s EPA approves Gorgon LNG fourth train

Mar 4, 2015

The Environmental Protection Authority of Western Australia (EPAWA) has approved plans for expansion of the Gorgon-Jansz LNG project on Barrow Island into a fourth train.

Bear Head LNG requests DOE permits to export US natural gas

Mar 3, 2015

Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd.’s wholly owned subsidiaries, Bear Head LNG Corp. and Bear Head LNG LLC (USA), have filed an application with the US Department of Energy requesting authorization to export as much as 440 bcf/year of US natural gas to Canada and 8 million tonnes/year of LNG from Canada to free-trade agreement and non-FTA nations.

TAP initiates contracts for offshore section construction

Mar 3, 2015

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG has launched two pre-qualification contracts for building the natural gas pipeline’s 105-km offshore section through the Adriatic Sea.

Pennsylvania governor asks Obama for stronger crude-by-rail rules

Mar 2, 2015

Noting that 60-70 trains/week carry Bakken crude oil across Pennsylvania to the Philadelphia area or other East Coast refineries, Gov. Tom Wolf (D) asked US President Barack Obama for stronger federal regulations to prevent derailments and improve safety.

Gassco takes over as operator of Knarr pipeline

Mar 2, 2015

Gassco has taken over as operator of the Knarr pipeline, which will transport rich gas to the Shell-Esso Gas and Liquids (Segal) system and St. Fergus in Scotland.

Work stoppages commence at largest US refinery, three other facilities

Mar 2, 2015

The United Steelworkers (USW) union has launched additional work stoppages at the largest refinery in the US and three other facilities as part of USW's unfair labor practice (ULP) strike.

Method improves high-pressure settle-out calculations

Mar 2, 2015

Settle-out calculations in natural gas systems need to be sufficiently rigorous accurately to predict settle-out under various operating conditions without being so conservative as to increase costs.

IHS: Crude transported by Keystone XL would be consumed in US

Mar 2, 2015

Most, if not all, of the crude oil that would be transported via the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to the US Gulf Coast would not be exported, and the vast majority of refined product-about 70%-derived from it would be consumed in the US, according to a recent report by IHS.

Obama vetoes bill approving Keystone XL crude oil pipeline

Mar 2, 2015

US President Barack Obama vetoed S. 1, authorizing construction of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, saying that Congress had attempted to circumvent long-standing processes for determining whether building and operating a crossborder pipeline was in the national interest.

BP: Global energy demand to jump 37% by 2035

Mar 2, 2015

Global demand for energy is expected to rise by 37% from 2013 to 2035, or by an average of 1.4%/year, due in large part to ongoing economic expansion in Asia, particularly in China and India, according to the latest BP Energy Outlook 2035.

Magellan, PAA form Saddlehorn crude pipeline joint venture

Feb 27, 2015

Magellan Midstream Partners LP and Plains All American Pipeline LP have formed Saddlehorn Pipeline Co., a 50-50 limited liability joint venture, to build, own, and operate the 550-mile Saddlehorn pipeline, shipping crude oil from the Denver-Julesburg basin, and potentially the broader Rocky Mountain area, to storage in Cushing, Okla.

Recent CSIS report outlines main US oil infrastructure challenges

Feb 27, 2015

The US crude oil renaissance has created strong demand for expanded US transportation systems, resulting in five primarily challenges, a recent Center for Strategic and International Studies report concluded.

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